• Colorado House to honor black cowboys

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Legislature is marking Black History Month in true Western fashion — by honoring black cowboys and ranchers. The state House planned an observation Friday to honor the cowboys and the Black American West Museum in Denver. The House is also inviting some black...

  • Douglas Bruce files campaign finance complaint

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Douglas Bruce filed a complaint with the City Clerk’s Office on Wednesday against Colorado Springs Government Watch. Bruce, a convicted felon and former state legislator, claims the group headed by Dede Laugesen — wife of The Gazette’s opinion page editor — did not truly disclose the...

  • How much does having the most money matter in race for Colorado Springs mayor?

    BY MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    As the final campaign finance reports were filed Tuesday for the April 7 Colorado Springs municipal election, one thing was clear: The fundraising race for the mayoral race isn't even close. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday by mayoral candidates Amy Lathen and Joel Miller show...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral poll: Your vote

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    If you had to vote today, which candidate would you elect as mayor of Colorado Springs?

  • Colorado House passes new penalties for cyberbullying

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    DENVER — Bullying on social media would be penalized with a misdemeanor harassment charge and possible jail time with a bill approved by Colorado House lawmakers. The proposal passed the chamber Thursday on a bipartisan 43-22 vote. But some Republicans who opposed the bill worry the...

  • Colorado Senate GOP advances concealed carry without permit

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    DENVER — Senate Republicans approved legislation to let adults 21 and over carry a concealed gun without a permit. Republicans argue that a constitutional right should not be subjected to a permitting process. But Democrats say getting a permit that includes handgun education is...

  • Ballot Countdown: Debates, forums, endorsements and a complaint for Colorado Springs election

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Here's a roundup of news and notes heading into the Colorado Springs city election in April: Black Conservatives host mayoral forum The Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives will host a mayoral candidates forum at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Christian University, 1125 Kelly Johnson...

  • Southeast resident wants City Clerk to recount the signatures in recall of Colorado Springs Councilwoman

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken wants a recount of the signatures turned in for the recall against District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins. On Tuesday he filed a 22-page protest, which includes research and legal cases related to signature collection, questioning...

  • Colorado may pay to get more local food in schools

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature. But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction. The bill sets up a grant...

  • For the record, some Colorado Springs candidates have a record

    BY MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Arrests and lawsuits. Restraining orders and a felony. Just like a lot of people, some of the candidates running for office in Colorado Springs' April 7 municipal election have a history that isn't perfect. "I wouldn't doubt it if my background was the most, well, shall we say...

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